Mike Wicks is the Wall Street Journal and Publisher’s Weekly bestselling co-author of Tom Golisano’s Built Not Born: A Self-Made Billionaire’s No-Nonsense Guide For Entrepreneurs. It was a number one bestselling business book at Barnes and Noble and Amazon. He also ghosted Golisano’s autobiography, The Italian Kid Did It (permission granted to list this) that will be published by Harper Collins.
He has written more than 20 books over the past twenty years including Fire From the Sky: A Diary Over Japan which was awarded a silver medal for best military memoir by the Military Writer’s Society of America. Mike has over 40-years’ experience in the book publishing industry and has worked, in a variety of capacities, at several major houses including, Random House, Hodder and Stoughton (Hachette), and Chambers Harrap Publishers.
Specializing in business, business memoir and self-help/personal growth, he is the author of How Not to Sell, and How Not to Manage People published by Harper Collins Leadership (August, 2020). His clients include many highly successful businesspeople across North America. Mike has also written more than 1,000 business articles, has developed several major business programs, and lectured extensively on entrepreneurship. Mike especially enjoys working on “big idea” books which have the capacity to make a difference in the world. He also likes to work in the personal growth genre on books dealing with mindfulness, meditation, loss, grief, and depression.
His first book, twenty years ago, was written for an American, cross-dressing, quantum physicist living in Budapest. Working with him in Hungary was an unforgettable experience featuring a transvestite nightclub (hidden at the end of a labyrinth of WWII Hungarian resistance tunnels), bodyguards, and a quasi-medical-cure-all-device.
In his spare time, at home in the Pacific Northwest, Mike can more often than not be found in the kitchen. Trained by his close friend, award-winning chef and cookbook author, Angelo Prosperi-Porta, he loves to bake and prepare gourmet meals.
Currently: Ghostwriting and authoring several books; and publishing two business eNewsletters (The Leading Edge and Business Essentials).
To contact me: E: email@example.com Tel: 250.704.6686
Located In: Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Specialties: Business books; business memoirs; books on personal growth dealing with mindfulness, meditation, loss, grief, and depression.
Years of Experience: 20+
Memberships: Association of Ghostwriters
Honors: Winner of The Military Writer’s Association of America 2005 Silver Medal for Best Military Memoir
Books (Print): How Not to Sell, Mike Wicks, Harper Collins Leadership, 2020; How Not to Manage People, Mike Wicks, Harper Collins Leadership, 2020; Built Not Born: A Self-Made Billionaire’s No-Nonsense Guide For Entrepreneurs, Tom Golisano and Mike Wicks, Harper Collins; The Italian Kid Did It, Tom Golisano, Harper Collins (2021); Professional Corporations: The Secret to Success – Medical Edition, Tim Paziuk, 2019; Professional Corporations: The Secret to Success – Dentist’s Edition, Tim Paziuk, 2019; City of Langford, Mike Wicks, 2018; Shaping the Capital Region Over 50 Years, 2017; Business Succession Planning: An Owner’s Workbook (Enterprise Saskatchewan 2013); Building Vancouver Island for 100 Years (September 2012); The Financial Navigator: How to Keep More of What You Earn (October 2011); The City of Langford: Live the Lifestyle (September 2011); Professional Corporations: The Secret to Success (2004, New Ed. 2011); Fire From the Sky: A Diary Over Japan (2005); The Promise Fulfilled (2000).
Books (Electronic): Crowdfunding: An Introduction (2013), Winning Government Business (2013), An Introduction to Social Media for Small Business (2013), Starting a Business 101 (2013); Succession Planning 101 (2013).
Magazines and Newspapers Contributed to: WestShore Magazine, Douglas Magazine, YAM Magazine, SALT Magazine, Museum Development, Arabella Magazine, Adventures NW Magazine, Business Examiner (Newspaper), Times Colonist (Newspaper), Valley Times (Newspaper), Business Vancouver Island.